Trollolo -- Trello command line client
trollolo [command] [options]
trollolo help [command]
Trollolo is a command line client for Trello. It supports fetching lists and cards and has functionality for extracting data for burndown charts.
--version: Give out version of trollolo tool. Exit when done.
--verbose: Run in verbose mode.
--board-id: Most commands take a
board-idparameter. This is the id of the Trello board. It is the cryptic part of the URL of the Trello board. Since the actual id is hard to remember, you can set an alias in the
.trollolorcfile and use that instead of the actual id. See CONFIGURATION section below.
--raw: Some of the commands take a
rawoption. If this is provided the commands put out the raw JSON returned by the server instead of processing it to a more human-readable version.
help -- Display help
trollolo help [COMMAND]
Displays help about the available trollolo commands. Can take a command as an argument to display detailed information about it.
burndown init -- Initialize burndown chart
trollolo burndown init --board-id=<board id> --output=<directory>
Initialize the given directory for the generation of burndown charts. It stores
the given board id in the directory in a YAML file together with other
configuration data. The YAML file also is used to store the data for the
burndown charts. The
burndown update command can be used to update the file with
data from the specified Trello board.
The directory also gets a script to do the actual generation of the burndown chart. Just run this script after each update of the data to get the latest burndown chart.
burndown update -- Process data for burndown chart
trollolo burndown update --output=<directory>
Update the burndown data in the given directory from the Trello board
specified in the YAML file in the directory. The given directory has to be
initialized before running the
burndown update command by running the
burndown init command.
The actual generation of the burndown chart is done by running the script
which is put into the directory by the
burndown init command.
For correct generation of the burndown chart, the Trello board has to follow
a few convention. They are described in the section
CONVENTIONS for SCRUM BOARDS.
trollolo burndown update --output=<output_directory> --location=<location_directory> --plot
Update the burndown data in output_directory and plot the burndown chart for the data and save the file in location_directory.
burndown multi-update -- Process data for multiple burndown charts at once
trollolo burndown multi-update --board-list=<board list>
Updates the burndown data for all boards specified in the YAML file in the given directory. See the previous section for details on the update process.
burndown plot -- Plot burndown chart
trollolo burndown plot <sprint-number>
Plot the burndown chart for given sprint. This command assumes that you are in
the burndown directory (initially created with
burndown init) and that the
burndown-data-<sprint-number>.yaml exists there.
get boards -- Get boards for a member
trollolo get boards --member-id=<member id>
Get a list of all boards the given user is a member of.
get cards -- Get card data for a board
trollolo get cards --board-id=<board id>
Read all card data for a given board.
get checklists -- Get checklist data for a board
trollolo get checklists --board-id=<board id>
Read all checklist data for a given board
get description -- Get description of a card
trollolo get description --card-id=<card id>
Read description of a given card.
get lists -- Get list data for a board
trollolo get lists --board-id=<board id>
Read all list data for a given board.
get members -- Get organization members
trollolo get members --org-name=<org name>
Read all members data for a given organization.
get organization -- Get organization data
trollolo get organization --org-name=<org name>
Read organization info.
get url -- Get raw JSON from Trello API
trollolo get url <url fragment>
Read raw JSON from Trello using the given URL fragment. Trollolo adds the server part and API version as well as the credentials from the Trollolo configuration.
backup create -- Create local copy of a board
trollolo backup create --board-id=<board id>
Save a local copy of a board as a JSON file. The backup will be stored in '~/.trollolo/backup//'.
backup list -- List all backups
trollolo backup list
Get a list of all local backups.
backup show -- Show local backup
trollolo backup show --board-id=<board id>
Show the local backup of the given board.
set cover -- Set picture as cover
trollolo set cover <filename> --card-id=<card id>
Make the given picture the cover for the given card. The given card must be an attachment of the given card.
set description -- Write description to a card
trollolo set description --card-id=<card id>
Write description to the given card. The description is read from STDIN, use <^D> to end input.
scrum init -- Setup Scrum boards
trollolo scrum init
Create boards, lists and labels with names configured in '~/.trollolorc' or with the defaults.
scrum start -- Move backlog from planning to sprint board
trollolo scrum start --planning-board-id=<planning board id> --sprint-board-id=<sprint board id>
Move cards from the 'Backlog' list on the planning board to the 'Sprint Backlog' list on the sprint board. This is generally done after the planning meeting in preparation for a sprint.
scrum end -- Move cards back to planning board
trollolo scrum end --board-id=<board id> --target-board-id=<target board id>
Move unfinished cards from 'Sprint Backlog', 'Doing' and 'QA' lists on the sprint board to the 'Ready' list on the planning board. This is generally done after the sprint is finished.
scrum prioritize -- Add priorities to card titles
trollolo scrum prioritize --board-id=<board id>
Add 'P: ' to the beginning of every cards title in the 'Backlog' list, replacing old values if present. 'n' is the current position of the card in the list.
scrum backlog -- Show planning backlog of board
trollolo scrum backlog --board-id=<board id>
Shows planning backlog for a given board.
Fetch raw data of all cards of a Trello board:
trollolo get cards --raw --board-id=CRdddpdy
Fetch raw JSON of a list:
trollolo get url lists/53186e8391ef8671265eba9f/cards?filter=open
Trollolo reads a configuration file
.trollolorc in the home directory of the
user running the command line tool. It reads the data required to authenticate
with the Trello server from it. It's two values (the example shows random data):
developer_public_key: 87349873487ef8732487234 member_token: 87345897238957a29835789b2374580927f3589072398579820345
These values have to be set with the personal access data for the Trello API and the id of the board, which is processed.
For creating a developer key go to the Developer API Keys page on Trello. It's the key in the first box.
For creating a member token go follow the instructions in the Trello API documentation.
The board id is the cryptic string in the URL of your board.
.trollolorc file can also be used to set aliases for board ids. When set,
you will be able to use the alias instead of the board-id in the various
With the following configuration
board_aliases: MyTrelloBoard: 53186e8391ef8671265ebf9e
You can issue the command:
trollolo get cards --board-id=MyTrelloBoard
CONVENTIONS FOR SCRUM BOARDS
The burndown functionality expects the board to follow a certain naming scheme, so that Trollolo can process it as a Scrum board.
It expects a list
Sprint Backlog with open items, a list
Doing with items in
progress, and a list with a name starting with
Done. If there are multiple
lists starting with
Done the first one is taken.
Other names of columns with work in progress can be set in the YAML file in the
meta section as an array of column names under the key
On work item cards the tool takes a bracketed number as suffix as size of the
item in story points. E.g. a card with the title
(3) Build magic tool would
have three story points.
Cards under the waterline not part of the actual sprint commitment are expected to have a label with the name "Under waterline".
An example for a board which follow this conventions is the Trollolo Testing Board.
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